Category: Reflections

The gifts of a teacher

by Settle Monroe I knew the summer before my junior year at Broughton High School that it would be a big year. All of the rising juniors knew it was important. School counselors pressed into us how we needed to…

Reagan Weaver and the Rotary’s Centenary

by Todd Cohen The Rotary Club of Raleigh has long brought together people of diverse perspectives for the purpose of doing good. The nonpartisan club, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, has attracted civic, business and government leaders of all…

Letter from Laos: The mother of life

text and photographs by Vansana Nolintha My heart sank deep into my belly as the Lao Airlines plane lowered its chest to touch down in a place I have come to dream of as home. I was on the last…

When Canes Country was Skate Town

by Karen Lewis Taylor Even as the summer heat bakes our fair Southern city, we know that somewhere nearby, in any of a dozen deliciously cool ice rinks, hockey-loving residents of all ages are strapping on helmets and pads, tightening…

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